Calif. Grape Farm Settles Sex Bias Suit For $1.7M

Law360, New York (December 3, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A California grape grower that employs hundreds of seasonal workers a year has agreed to pay nearly $1.7 million to settle charges brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that it refused to hire women.

On Wednesday, the EEOC announced a settlement in its 2006 lawsuit against Kovacevich "5" Farms, which Judge Oliver W. Wanger of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California approved two days earlier.

The EEOC launched its investigation into the Delano, Calif., table grape grower after six female...
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